This week: More on the international ivory ban; a new CEO in Toronto; a classical high in Denver; and Vänskä returns to Minnesota. Here are stories we're following...
With the Winnipeg Symphony's performance at Carnegie Hall just days away, stage supervisor Lawrence Rentz is working overtime to get instruments there safely, Global News reports. WSO production staff are also ensuring that the orchestra is in compliance with the US restrictions on imported ivory and rosewood.
The import ban has already affected one prospective Winnipeg Symphony audition candidate: Taddes Korris, an Edmonton-born double bassist studying at Manhattan School of Music, cancelled his audition plans due to the new policy, CBC News reports.
The AFM requests musicians sign a petition and fill out a survey related to the ivory ban - the deadline for both is today. Please follow this link to complete both!